Paintings

Description of the painting by Jan Vermeer "Lacemaker"


"Lacemaker" - a typical canvas of the Baroque era in Dutch painting. Certain plots, features and proportions of the bodies of the characters, colors - all these are distinctive features of Dutch painting.

The canvas depicts a young girl. She is focused on her work - she knits lace, delicate and elegant. The canvas depicts the work of a girl from close range. You can’t immediately look at the whole picture, the look moves constantly, alternately lingering on one or the other part. To focus, the author of the picture uses an interesting move - closer objects are written vaguely. Nevertheless, the cushion for needles, as well as several different-colored threads hanging from it, are easily distinguishable. The pillow is an important item for any lace-maker - with its help the lace was woven itself, since the pillow was a special kind of stand.

On the table is a dense tapestry tablecloth with an interesting pattern. It is difficult to disassemble it, but it is noticeable that it is bright and elegant. This fabric was obviously brought from distant countries. The girl herself weaves lace on a special table, in fact, it is a machine for spinning lace. It could be regulated, change its position.

The room in modest decoration is the white color of the walls, traditionally bleached for the Renaissance Walls.

Near the lace you can see a book. It can be seen that it is upholstered with expensive fabric - which means that the book is most likely a church. Of course, special girls became lace workers, this was a craft for the best young ladies, since such a delicate work was allowed only to the elite.

The girl is pale. Her head is decorated with neatly laid out hair. The girl’s face cannot be seen, as she leaned over her work.





Andrei Rublev Archangel Michael

Watch the video: Johannes Vermeer. Portrait of a Young Woman 1667 (August 2020).